Dr. Lila Corwin Berman holds the Murray Friedman Chair of American Jewish History at Temple University, where she directs the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History. Her most recent book, The American Jewish Philanthropic Complex: The History of a Multibillion-Dollar Institution, was awarded the 2021 Ellis W. Hawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians and the Saul Viener Book Prize from the American Jewish Historical Society.
Her articles have appeared in scholarly publications including the American Historical Review, Journal of American History, and AJS Review, and she has written guest columns for The Washington Post, The Forward, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
She is currently working on a new book, America’s Jewish Question, about the inclusions and exclusions of American liberalism, and she serves as the cochair of the Association for Jewish Studies Task Force on Antisemitism and Academic Freedom.
- The American Jewish Philanthropic Complex: The History of a Multibillion-Dollar Institution (Princeton University)
- Metropolitan Jews: Politics, Race, and Religion in Postwar Detroit (University of Chicago Press)
- Speaking of Jews: Rabbis, Intellectuals, and the Creation of an American Public Identity (University of California Press)